Heat stress in older individuals and patients with common chronic diseases

Kenny, Glen P.; Yardley, Jane; Brown, Candice; Sigal, Ronald J.; Jay, Ollie
July 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/13/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 10, p1053
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the factors that increase the risk of heat stress and its effect on human physiology particularly in older people and patients with obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. It explores various studies related to thermoregulatory responses of human body to heat exposure, risk factors of heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heatstroke and heat exhaustion. It mentions homebound lifestyle and decreased mobility as other contributing risk factors.


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